Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tide Ever Rising by Mandi Tucker Slack

Tide Ever Rising
by Mandi Tucker Slack

Kadence Reynold’s favorite pastime is exploring old ghost towns. When she and her sister, Maysha stumble across an old journal and cheap pendant hidden in the depths of a crumbling foundation near Eureka, Utah, their world is suddenly turned upside down. Immediately, strange dreams and premonitions begin to haunt “Kadie” as she learns more about the keeper of the journal, Charlotte Clark. Kadie sets out on a journey to learn more about Charlotte and her family, and she and Maysha travel to Bremerton, Washington, where they discover Charlotte's still living twin sister, Adelaide and her family.

~Published February 12th 2013 by Bonneville

Tide Ever Rising is a fun ghost story. I got caught up in the characters right away. Kadie and her sister, Maysha, are both fun and adventurous. I love the plotline of Kadie searching for the answer to a long-forgotten secret and being led by the ghost of the woman who was killed.

I felt that the writing could have used some further editing--there were many passive sentences and repeated words used throughout. And the ending bothered me a bit. I don't like to include spoilers, so I can't go into details, but I'll just say that I would have rearranged the events of some of the ending to make the story feel more circular and complete.

Because I'm a cave lover, I really love the backdrop of caves in the story. And the searching through ghost towns? Shiver.

I recommend Tide Ever Rising for a fun, quick romantic adventure.

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